Mutual & Federal Premier Interschool Paul Roos Gimnasium vs Paarl Gimnasium

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Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools is a series of 12 matches, which feature the highest profile and most traditional interschool rugby rivalries from South Africa’s top rugby schools, which are broadcast live on SuperSport from March to August.

 

Schoolboy rugby has served as one of the cornerstones of domestic rugby dating back more than a century, and true to its slogan “Honouring Heritage. Playing for the Future”, Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools is about history, heritage and tradition. The series, now in its third year, is expected to grow even stronger.

 

The Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools stories are further captured in 12 Preview shows, which preview all the games and provide historical overviews of these traditional schools and highlight other academic, cultural and sporting achievements.

 

Paul Roos Gimnasium takes on Paarl Gimnasium on their home turf  Saturday, 16 May kick off at 12.15pm. The match will be televised live on Supersport 5 (channel 205) and SuperSport Select (channel 210)

 

The Preview Show featuring Jacques Potgieter, Rikus Bothma and  Daniel Du Plessis will start airing Wednesday evening13 May 2015 at 12 at 17:45 on SuperSport one (channel 201)

 

Schedule Date Series Season Episode Start Time Duration End Time Channel
13-MAY-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools 2015 Eps. 4 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim 17:45 00:15 18:00 SS1s / CSN
13-MAY-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools 2015 Eps. 4 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim 20:35 00:15 20:50 SS7s
14-MAY-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools 2015 Eps. 4 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim 01:00 00:15 01:15 SelSA(210)
14-MAY-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools 2015 Eps. 4 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim 05:45 00:15 06:00 SelSA(210)
14-MAY-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools 2015 Eps. 4 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim 14:00 00:15 14:15 CSN
14-MAY-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools 2015 Eps. 4 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim 14:30 00:15 14:45 SS1s
14-MAY-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools 2015 Eps. 4 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim 14:30 00:15 14:45 SelSA(210)
14-MAY-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools 2015 Eps. 4 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim 22:45 00:15 23:00 SelSA(210)
15-MAY-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools 2015 Eps. 4 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim 15:00 00:15 15:15 SelSA(210)
15-MAY-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools 2015 Eps. 4 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim 22:45 00:15 23:00 SelSA(210)

 

For all results, fixtures, videos, photos and information visit the new Premier Interschools website at http://www.premierinterschools.co.za/

 

All stats provided by Nelio De Sa from www.RUGBY15.co.za

 

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Historic Overview

Paul Roos Gimnasium vs Paarl Gimnasium

 

Boland towns Paarl and Stellenbosch will once again do battle on Saturday 16 May when Paul Roos hosts Paarl Gim in their annual Interschools rugby derby.

 

Paarl Gim are eager to avenge the loss they suffered on home turf last year, especially as it’s Paul Roos’ 150th year and they were recently crowned Sanix World School Rugby champions in Japan.

 

These two schools share a long and rich history in rugby and the first recorded time Old Boys of the two schools played together for SA was in 1906, when the Springboks played Ireland in Belfast. That day Steve Joubert was the first of many Gimmies to represent his country – and his Bok captain was Paul Roos himself.

 

In a reverse for 2015, current Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is an old Gimmie, while Paul Roos’ latest Springbok, Willie le Roux, is also in the side.

 

Recent Results

 

Results over the last six years are even, with Paul Roos and Paarl Gim having won three apiece. Home advantage had little influence over the last two years, with Paarl Gim beating the hosts at their Markotter fields in 2013 and Paul Roos returning the favour last year.

 

Results since 2009

Date

Paul Roos

Paarl Gim

2009/05/09

47

36

2010/05/08

27

30

2011/05/14

34

30

2012/05/12

8

28

2013/05/11

15

24

2014/05/10

16

10

 

 

2015 Season

 

In their 150th year celebration, Paul Roos are under constant pressure to perform well. So far they have not disappointed and have won all of their full matches, only going down to Rondebosch in a 20 minute each way friendly with no kicking for points allowed at Newlands.

 

They have toured to Japan to represent South Africa at the Sanix Youth World Rugby Championship and after six matches on a tight schedule they returned as holders of the gold medal.

 

Coach Hein Kriek is a proud man after good wins over Affies, Jeppe, Monument and Grey High PE. Next, however, is the competitive Western Cape Schools league and if they can survive matches against Paarl Gim, Paarl Boys, Rondebosch, Boland Landbou and bogey team Bishops, they will truly have had a great season.

 

 

Paul Roos Squad 2015:

 

15 Joshua Vermeulen, 14 Troy Payne, 13 Nico Leonard, 12 Sebastian Uys, 11 Jason Myburgh, 10 Damien Willemse, 9 Tiaan Coetzee, 8 De Wet Castelyn, 7 Roelf Burger, 6 Dean van Tonder, 5 Joa Swart, 4 Louis Conradie, 3 Dre Calitz, 2 R Matthee, 1Muammir Salie.

16 Christiaan van Deventer, 17 Abrie Coetzee, 18 Stephan Annandale, 19 Lazlo Pschorn, 20 Malan Basson, 21 Jacques Hanekom, 22 Hein Steenkamp, 23 Adrian van Niekerk

 

In stark contrast to Paul Roos, Paarl Gimnasium has been moving under the radar to quietly go about their winning ways. They had people sit up and take notice, though, with their demolition job of Pietersburg at the Paul Roos 150th festival day.

 

They then wrapped up wins against Menlopark and Garsfontein in the North-South tournament before surprisingly going down to Bishops at the Piley Rees. A mixed bag followed at the Wildeklawer tournament where they had a good win against HTS Middelburg before drawing with Affies on the last day.

 

 

Paarl Gimnasium Squad 2015:

 

1 André Booysen
2 Johan Grobbelaar
3 O’Neill Thiart
4 Muller Uys
5 Ernst van Rhyn ©
6 Johan Visser
7 Gustav Marais
8 MJ Hayes
9 Anrich Stoman
10 George Lourens
11 Max Thalwitzer
12 Taigh Schoor
13 Charl du Toit
14 Keenan Abrahams
15 Wian van Zyl
16 Emile Booysen
17 Rohan Hamman
18 Jan Neveling
19 Nicolaas Uys
20 Johan van As
21 Theo Boshoff
22 Naudé Wessels

 

Rugby at Gim

Paarl Gim is without doubt one of the Big Five rugby schools in South Africa. They have to date produced 30 Springboks, of which 20 have been capped in tests for South Africa. Incumbent Springbok captain Jean De Villiers is an old Gimmie.

South Africa internationals from Paarl Gimnasium

Player

Debut

Steve Joubert

1906

Pierie de Villiers

1928

JC van der Westhuizen

1928

Jan Pickard

1953

Hugo van Zyl

1958

Wynand Mans

1965

Schalk Burger Snr

1984

Kobus Burger

1989

Kobus Wiese

1993

Balie Swart

1993

Mornay Visser

1995

Pieter Rossouw

1997

De Wet Barry

2000

Louis Koen

2000

Marius Joubert

2001

Jean de Villiers

2002

Schalk Burger

2003

Ashley Johnson

2011

Lourens Adriaanse

2013

Handre Pollard

2014

Their biggest rivals is Paarl Boys High based in southern Paarl. Their annual showdown has the unofficial title of “Biggest Interschools” in South Africa.

In 2012, while still at school, captain and pivot Handre Pollard represented South Africa at the U-20 World Cup with aplomb. Called up for the injured Johan Goosen, Pollard played a vital role in SA winning the final against New Zealand. He again represented the U-20s in 2013 and captained the side in 2014. The young man is currently plying his trade with the Blue Bulls Super15 team and, in 2014, he became Paarl Gim’s 20th Springbok.

Rugby at Paul Roos

The words Paul Roos and rugby are synonymous. The great man was the originator of the famous Springbok emblem and name for the South African national team. He is seen by many as the father of South African rugby and it is fitting that the school that carries his name is such a powerhouse.

Paul Roos has to date produced the most South African players to represent their country on a rugby field, with Juandre Kruger becoming their 50th when he faced England at Kings Park on June 9 2012. Their latest Springbok is fullback Willie Le Roux, who earned his test cap against Italy in June 2013.

South Africa internationals from Paul Roos

Arthur Nicholas de Kock (1891), Jacob Stephanus (Japie) Louw (1891), James Alexander (Jim) McKendrick (1891), Robert (Bob) Shand, Paul Johannes de Waal (1896), Japie Krige (1896), Bob Loubser (1896), Pieter Albertus Ryno Otto (PO) Nel (1903), Paul Johannes Roos (1903), Koei Brink (1906), Henry John (Pinkie) Daneel (1906), Boy de Villiers (1906), Freddie Luyt (1910), Dick Luyt (1910), Koot Reynecke (1910), Gideon Daniël Roos (1910), Wakkie Krige (1912), John Douglas Luyt (1912), Tom van Vuuren (1912), Nic du Plessis (1921), Theuns Kruger (1921), Charlé Meyer (1921), Mannetjies Michau (1921), Phil Mostert (1921), Tokkie Scholtz (1921), Jackie Tindall(1921), Attie van Heerder (1921), PK Albertyn (1924), Nico Bosman (1924), Daunce Devine (1924), Kenny Starke (1924), George Murray Daneel (1928), Manus de Jongh (1928), AF du Toit (1928), PK Morkel (1928), Boet Prinsloo (1928), Ferdie Bergh (1931), George Lionell van Reenen (1937), Ballie Wahl (1949), Tjol Lategan (1949), Jannie Engelbrecht (1960), Gertjie Brynard (1965), Hempies du Toit (1980), Cabous van der Westhuizen (1994), Justin Swart (1996), Cobus Visagie (1999), Andries Bekker (2008), Schalk Brits (2008), Francois Hougaard (2009), Juandre Kruger (2012),Willie Le Roux (2013).

With the current crop of youngsters coming through the ranks, be assured that Paul Roos will keep on producing rugby players that will go on to represent their country.

 

 

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